I don’t care how old you are, the fact is we all watch Phineas and Ferb (don’t you dare lie to yourself). It’s possibly the funniest and wackiest cartoon on Disney right now, and your lying if you say you wouldn’t sit down and watch a marathon on a Sunday morning (Editor’s note: I did. It was a Saturday).
Your television guide would tell you that Phineas and Ferb is about two stepbrothers and their adventures in creating unrealistically advanced machinery during their summer vacation. I, however, beg to differ as the best parts of the cartoon lies in the B-plot where the boys’ pet/secret agent, Perry the Platypus must stop his arch nemesis Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s latest evil scheme.
Doofenshmirtz reminds me a lot of Kim Possible’s Dr. Dracken. His evil schemes are always ridiculous and never works out.
For a kids show, Phineas and Ferb is pretty dark, and this is obvious when you think of Doofenshmirtz’s back story. Maybe I am reading a little too much into it, but Doofenshmirtz’s childhood is very dark and depressing, as is his life. There are many reasons to pity this doctor instead of fear him. Really, this poor guy is forever alone.
Read the 17 reasons why we should feel bad for Dr. Doofenshmirtz below
1) Because Youtube’s subtitles can’t understand his accent
2) His dreams are always crushed
3) He was neglected and abused as a child
4) He is forever alone Read more…
The best relationships aren’t always romantic. Through film, television and literature, we as viewers and readers have come to understand the value of a great bromance. When two bros care about one another, continuously confide in and help guide each other, it is considered a bromance. Okay…by most of the internet it is considered something else, but that is another story entirely.
A story is not complete without a pair of bro’s looking out for one another and vying for each others success. One of the greatest real-life bromances of all time in my opinion is the one between Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Remember when the two won the Oscar together for the script of Good Will Hunting? If you don’t, go YouTube it, because it was adorable.
Other pairs that come to mind when I think of bromances include Frodo and Sam, and Merry and Pippin from Lord Of the Rings. Those who climb trees together and go to Mordor together are bros for life. One does not simply go to Mordor without their bro, durh.
ANDPOP has compiled a list of the 7 best bromances of all time for you and your wild imagination (talking to all you shippers out there).
Cory and Shawn (Boy Meets World)
Nothing beats this bromance that lasted a lifetime. Cory and Shawn have been bro’s throughout their schooling and into their adult lives. Their handshakes, heart to hearts, and epic schemes, place them high on this list of best bromances. Their friendship is one for the decades as they have taught us what it truly means to be a good friend. To love and protect always without judgement.
Phineas and Ferb (Phineas and Ferb)
There are a few important life lessons that I have stuck to throughout the majority of my life. A couple of them are:
Unlike the first two rules, the third is one that anyone can enjoy and it’s really fun to tell people you spent a whole summer watching Arthur with your 18-year-old brother.
One of my personal favourites (asides from Arthur) is Phineas & Ferb where they invent some crazy things during their summer vacation. Hilarity ensues as their sister tries to bust them and their pet platypus is actually a secret agent with an archenemy named Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
While most of the adult-friendly gags come from the doc, it’s kind of perfect to see him get his own YouTube channel (which may or may not be by Disney) where he comments on pop culture (last week: bacon & Honey Boo Boo Child). While the Doof is hilarious all on his own, too bad YouTube’s closed captioning can’t exactly pick up on his accent.
Here’s the latest installment of his show, Doof Daily, and remember to hit that CC button:
Thanks, cartoons for making us laugh, even if it wasn’t intentional!